Cognitive Rehab: One Patient’s Painstaking Path Through Long Covid Therapy – review

Cognitive Rehab: One Patient’s Painstaking Path Through Long Covid Therapy by Patricia Griffin Sceptical, critical, and concerned about changing your medication? Here is the “covid” therapy you need. Patricia Griffin, the author of a…

Cognitive Rehab: One Patient’s Painstaking Path Through Long Covid Therapy – review

Cognitive Rehab: One Patient’s Painstaking Path Through Long Covid Therapy

by Patricia Griffin

Sceptical, critical, and concerned about changing your medication? Here is the “covid” therapy you need. Patricia Griffin, the author of a “part doctor, part psychic” book on the topic has focused on an eight year long study of multiple sclerosis, coining her name The Mind Trippers’ Republic. In this largely autobiographical book she gives a candid, unfiltered and honest view of the dark corners of the health care system.

In 1991 Patricia lost her husband and his clairvoyant ability. Though enduring a difficult end to his life, he remained pleasant to be around and to the others, easily counterbalancing her tense and irritable demeanor. The diagnosis she received though was hard to accept: Multiple Sclerosis, and only three years later it was confirmed. The beginning of her shift in attitude, she suggests, had little to do with her husband and more to do with the high cost of life getting out of control as she, their two children, a younger brother and granddaughter were growing older.

“To me this was the moment at which I broke free from the command society I had lived in all my life,” she writes. Here she was, newly faced with the consequences of the choices she made. She held fast to her belief in medication’s benefits for MS but was unwilling to invest their price tag in that sort of treatment. Instead she took on a vocation which ultimately led her to.

Cognitive Rehab: One Patient’s Painstaking Path Through Long Covid Therapy introduces her patients, prescribes therapy techniques and chronicles some of their outcomes. Subjects vary greatly from early onset to later stages and from patient to patient.

Her testimonials are life affirming: “Sharon was my personal experience that a re-training the brain through retraining the mind could change the course of an entire life” writes Ruth. “We retrained the mind to sit quietly, calm, in her own head, letting the sea of torment subside a bit. By listening to her life and her experiences this allowed the mind to be re-learned and re-taught how to release, to release the chemical molecules, to release the lingering pain.”

Dr Griffin, born in Toronto, Canada, has medical degrees in medical and spiritual anthropology. Her work has also taken her to Australia and Australia is still writing about her initial time there. The featured character of her book, “The Mind Trippers’ Republic” is her husband Don Griffin. He may have written a lot of his character, in this book, but it was “covid,” fearless, lucid and energetic, that made him so successful.

*Disclaimer *

I am a fan of this author’s. As a mother of three and the company psychologist at a daycare center I see her clients every day. I remember the resistance to the book she sent in 2000, with its “part doctor, part psychic” premise. Some of the people who advised her flatly said there is no scientific evidence that improves pain perception. But through the years, I have seen her technique being hugely beneficial to the clients she chooses, from a noticeable drop in scaring, to improved appetite, to feel better and happier. For someone who has known her for a long time, her story rings true. I would recommend C.R. to anyone interested in this subject.

About the Author:

Patricia Griffin is an organizational psychologist who was born in Toronto. She received her clinical psychology degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She has a private practice in Vancouver and Vancouver Island. She is the owner of Seamstress’s View, an L.V. based children’s boutique. In addition to being the former child and clinical psychologist at the non-profit health care center Pacific Spirit Institute, Patricia is also the former director of the Science and Religion Public Affairs Committee, and a long time employee of Pacific Western Holistic Sciences.

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